By David Macdonald, Andrew Loveridge
The editors make the most of their 50 years of mixed event in expert engagement with the behaviour and ecology of untamed felids to attract jointly a special community of the world's Most worthy and an expert specialists. For the 1st time, this inter-disciplinary examine programme is introduced jointly inside of a unmarried quantity.
Beginning with a whole account of all 36 felid species, there keep on with eight complete overview chapters that span all of the themes so much appropriate to felid conservation technological know-how, together with evolution and systematics, felid shape and serve as, genetic functions, behavioural ecology, administration of species that come into clash with humans and keep watch over of overseas alternate in felid species, conservation tools/techniques, ex situ administration, and felid ailments. 19 exact case reports then delve deeply into syntheses of the superior species investigations around the world, written via the entire major figures within the box. those chapters painting the original attributes of the wild felids, describe their attention-grabbing (and conflicting) dating with people, and create an unheard of platform for destiny learn and conservation measures. a last bankruptcy analyses the necessities of, and inter-disciplinary ways to, functional conservation with state-of-the-art examples of conservation technology and motion that cross a ways past the cat family.